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September 15, 2021

4 tips for keeping young athletes safe

To prevent sports injuries, kids need to get plenty of rest, play a variety of sports, and follow the rules...

Kids Sports Injuries
Michael Ombrello, M.D., studies genetically complex diseases like juvenile idiopathic arthritis.
September 07, 2021

New research strives to understand juvenile arthritis

In addition to researching joint and bone health in young athletes, the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin...

Juvenile Arthritis

Kareem Zaghloul, M.D., Ph.D., is a principal investigator at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
August 24, 2021

How do seizures affect the brain?

Of the roughly 3 million people with epilepsy in the U.S., about 30% still have seizures despite being on medication. That...

Epilepsy
Exercise helps your body release mood-boosting endorphins.
July 20, 2021

4 strategies for coping with pandemic stress

"We've been emphasizing all along the need to take care of yourself physically, meaning eat right and sleep right...

Mental Health

Treatments are important for helping to ease symptoms and potentially preventing the spread of disease.
July 16, 2021

The latest in NIH COVID-19 treatment research

Though the COVID-19 vaccine is an important tool in stopping the spread of the virus, treatments are still essential to...

COVID-19
Monica Webb Hooper, Ph.D., and Gary Gibbons, M.D.
July 15, 2021

NIH's CEAL initiative: Combating misinformation during COVID-19

Racial and ethnic minority communities in the U.S. are disproportionately affected by COVID-19, meaning they have been hit harder...

COVID-19

In the lab of National Institutes of Health-supported researcher Jason McLellan, Ph.D., whose work at the University of Texas-Austin supported COVID-19 vaccine development.
July 14, 2021

The COVID-19 vaccines: What you need to know

Vaccines work by teaching your body's immune system to recognize and fight back against germs, such as a virus,...

COVID-19
Stephaun Wallace, Ph.D., M.S.
July 12, 2021

What is it like to participate in a COVID-19 vaccine trial?

Stephaun Wallace, Ph.D., M.S., has spent much of his life thinking about infectious diseases. He is a research...

Vaccines

Staying connected to others is more important now than ever.
July 09, 2021

Managing the uncertainty of COVID-19

"Coping with the pandemic has changed from a sprint to a marathon," says Joshua Gordon, M.D., Ph.D.,...

Mental Health
National Institutes of Health Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., swears in Patricia Flatley Brennan, R.N., Ph.D., as the 19th director of NLM.
July 08, 2021

Data guides health discovery: An interview with NLM Director Patricia Flatley Brennan

Patricia Flatley Brennan, R.N., Ph.D., leads the National Library of Medicine (NLM), part of the National Institutes of...

COVID-19

July 07, 2021

NIH ramps up testing for at-risk populations

As the U.S. continues to battle COVID-19, some communities have faced more difficulties than others. This is especially true...

COVID-19 Testing
July 02, 2021

Children and the pandemic: NIH explores mental health impact on American youth

COVID-19 has likely had some mental health impact on most of us, especially children and adolescents. The National Institutes of...

Mental Health

Jason S. McLellan, Ph.D., associate professor of molecular biosciences, in the McLellan Lab at The University of Texas-Austin.
July 02, 2021

All in the spike: How past virus research gave a head start to the COVID-19 vaccine

It's not often that we can feel thankful for the common cold. But in the case of COVID-19, past...

Vaccines
Anthony Fauci, M.D., was promoted to director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in 1984.
July 01, 2021

NIH's Dr. Fauci on the COVID-19 battle

Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), is no stranger to...

COVID-19

Dr. Collins performs with opera singer Renée Fleming in 2018.
June 28, 2021

5 ways NIH Director Francis Collins manages pandemic stress

"So many consequences of COVID-19 have made life extremely difficult for everybody in our country and across the world. Hardly...

Stress
In addition to leading NIH during the pandemic, Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., has personally spearheaded research efforts, including the Accelerating COVID-19 Therapeutic Interventions and Vaccines (ACTIV) program.
June 24, 2021

Research is the key: Insights from NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins

Since the first news of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, surfaced, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has spearheaded...

COVID-19

NIH Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D.
June 24, 2021

NIH recognizes its COVID-19 heroes

Welcome to the NIH MedlinePlus magazine website! Written with health consumers in mind, the magazine shares emerging research and health...

COVID-19
I-Min Lee, M.D., Sc.D., studied how many steps could improve health for older women.
May 06, 2021

Physical activity isn't just for athletes—it's for everyone

Finding time and energy to exercise can be hard. But I-Min Lee, M.D., Sc.D., wants to reframe how...

Physical Activity

Eating a heart-healthy diet can reduce or prevent high cholesterol in most people.
April 06, 2021

What you do now can prevent heart disease later

Jennifer Robinson, M.D., studies cholesterol and cholesterol drug therapies with support from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute....

Cholesterol
Damon Swift, Ph.D. (pictured with patients), studies physical activity and weight management.
April 01, 2021

Physical activity does more than help you look good

Damon Swift, Ph.D., studies exercise training and risk factors for heart-related disease. He spoke about recent research in this...

Physical Activity